Niwa Japanese BBQ

4.8
661 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
LOCATED IN THE HISTORIC DEEP ELLUM NEIGHBORHOOD OF DALLAS, TX.
Niwa provides an authentic yakiniku experience, featuring premium in–table smoke–free grills.

Prepare premium grade beef, seafood, vegetables and more at your own table while enjoying a wide selection of Japanese sake, beer, and craft cocktails. Eating at Niwa is always an exciting experience, perfect for dinner with family, or a fun night out with friends.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 661 people are saying
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vipTimY
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Yakiniku BBQ in town for sure, better than Mampuku and Gyukaku. You may not want to miss Gyoza (potsticker) with hand-made skins - limited availability.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing . Staff are super attentive

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bryank
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Niwa is one of my favorite restaurants in Dallas. The food is always stellar and consistent, service is some of the highest possible (especially Cecelia) and the atmosphere is just so alive, you can't help but love it.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went here for my moms birthday and it was so fun. It was very lit on a Monday night with music playing and a big crowd. Took us a few minutes after our reservation to get our seats and then took a while to get our order put in. It is pretty loud inside but had a blast making the food and eating. The drinks were also very delicious and a good pour. Overall, I’d come here for a third time!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend suggested Niwa for my husband’s birthday get together. Not only was service great, but ALL the food was phenomenal, a great value and fun to make! We look forward to coming back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful first time experience. Our waitress was so helpful in explaining the menu and making recommendations. We enjoyed the cooking experience, and the meat and vegetables were very tasty. The sauces were very good, as well. We will definitely be back.

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vipKatyLiz
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was beyond delicious, and service was impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! I should know, I work here ;3

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely, delicious! Will definitely be going there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had a great time I always enjoy my dinner at Niwa it is delicious and just an all around great experience. My servers are always on it even though the restaurant gets super busy.

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foodaholic
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressive array of bbq

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ladrlee
San Antonio
37 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third visit and plan to come back every time we are in Dallas. We want to try everything on the menu and we are getting there! Everything is delicious, drinks tasty, great service and reasonable. Plus the dining experience is fun!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious. Meats are good quality. Ambiance is awesome. It was a little cold in the restaurant. The two Japanese Wagyu meats were not good at all. Too chewy. The domestic Wagyu was very good though! Ribeye cap was delicious. And the SMOKED FILET MIGNON WAS THE BEST.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best general manager around. Always exceptional service.

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SeanF
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious!! Definitely need to get the deviled eggs!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have a wonderful experience every time I go. Paying to cook my own food is genius lol.

The food selection is good. Quality meats and vegetables.

The atmosphere is relaxed.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out for a date night. The service was good and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of the best restaurants i’ve ever been to. The experience is great and so is the food!

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DawnS
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Temperature was freezing for everyone in our party.

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OpenTable Diner
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed Niwa for my son’s 17th birthday, and had a GREAT experience! The service, food, ambiance and value was unexpected and fabulous! We were hesitant going to the Deep Ellum district on a Friday night, but everything from easily finding close parking, getting right in and seated at our table, and having phenomenal service and of course to top it off - the food and experience of cooking it at the table was a pure pleasure. The teenagers and adults equally had a great experience. I can’t recommend Niwa highly enough. Thanks for the great time!!

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vipTimB
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

BBQ food quality was good. Veges and beef fresh and prepped for grilling. Good cocktails. Could use a fish item or two beyond shrimp. Maybe lobster or crab would be fun.. service staff was excellent

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LanceH
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time finding real Japanese style Yakiniku in Dallas. Traveled to Japan many times and yakiniku there countless times. Really enjoyed my time at Niwa.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was good but the service was not great. We had a 745 reservation and didn’t get sat until 840. (And this was a Monday night not a weekend) No one tried to make the experience more enjoyable and the hostesses were far from accommodating. They didn’t check on us at all and we had to keep asking if are table was ready. There was a line of people by the door and they were on their phones. Overall not great service given the price point.

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vipTonyA
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Niwa is one of our favorite places to eat, we enjoy the service and good is great

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and delicious food. Our sever was amazing.

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vipjlb1
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great experience at Niwa... and I use the word "experience" intentionally here. The food, service, and ambiance were great... but it was the experience that made the evening special. Cooking your own food together is a fun and interactive way to engage with your family & friends. Our server was knowledgeable and helpful, and he helped us navigate a delicious meal. I would highly recommend this experience.

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JonnyH
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Imagine a world where you couldn’t see for 99 years and then you were awakened with vivid colors on acid. That’s Niwa. The A5 wagyu tasted like, what I can only describe as, making love for all 72 hours of a 3 day getaway to Fiji would taste like. Iconic, legendary, and a must visit for anyone living or visiting Dallas.

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LuisV
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. We found this place at the last minute and were pleasantly surprised at how great the experience was.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and our waitress was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I enjoyed the experience overall!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very lively. Great food and our surfer was great. I cannot complain.

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Julia
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and life-change as always. Still our favorite in the world!

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HaroldW
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Very slow and mostly absent waiter. Took forever to get anything.

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NativeDallasite
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Niwa! Food was delicious, service was attentive. Great way to celebrate a bday!

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DaDon91
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was fantastic drinks were delicious. Place had a good feel and lots of ppl inside. Only thing that I didn’t like was the loud EDM music playing the entire time. I don’t wanna hear the bass drop 100x when I’m trying to eat my food. My server could barley hear me and vise versa.

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JenniferN
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not just a meal bun an experience. My daughter and I went for a girls night out, and it was great! The food was delish!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food! It was a fun interactive dining experience. Our server did a great job explaining everything and giving recommendations. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Customer service is and was trash

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

9th year wedding anniversary

FAQs

Niwa Japanese BBQ is rated 4.8 stars by 661 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.